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ef·fuse

(ef-yūz'),
Thin and widely spread; denoting the surface character of a bacterial culture.
[L. ef-fundo, pp. -fusus; to pour out]

effuse

(ĭ-fyo͞os′)
adj. Biology
Spreading out loosely: an effuse thallus.
v. (ĭ-fyo͞oz′) ef·fused, ef·fusing, ef·fuses
v.tr.
1. To pour out (a liquid).
2. To radiate; diffuse.
v.intr.
1. To spread or flow out.
2. To ooze forth; exude.

effuse

(ĕ-fūs′) [L. effusio, pour out]
Thin, widely spreading; applied to a bacterial growth that forms a very delicate film over a surface.
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I'm just telling ya, man, I am so proud of this movie,'' Gooding effuses exuberantly about his latest feature, the true-life story of amazing military perseverance, ``Men of Honor.
The idea of Muriel dancing on my stage was really cool," Ross effuses.
We must forgive our husbands, Rose, and ourselves, and get on with things," she effuses, rather vaguely.
When the three are shown in bed together, Abel and Zed resemble playful puppies gently nuzzling Veronica from either side, while she effuses all the erotic heat of a matron reading magazines while under a hair dryer.
I don't know what we'd do if we didn't have him," effuses co-star Stephen Spinella, adding that Gus is a "Lear-like role" at the center of the play.
I've been wearing your underwear for years," Sean effuses.
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The comparison is specifically evoked: Alan effuses over Elaine's performance in "The Seagull," and for that matter, if you squint, those skinny trees surrounding the back-porch set by Jeff Cowie could almost be birches.
Through his participation in the 2003 production of Grease, one cast member became further engaged and made a $100,000 donation to our capital campaign," Oczkowski effuses.